Day 1: Arrive in Delhi Arrive in Delhi by evening, transfer to hotel for night stay. Day 2: Delhi, Mandawa( Nawalgarh ) 275km, 5h30- (short walk in villages) Early departure to Mandawa , located in Shekawati region of rajasthan. Visit the .painted Havelis ( traditional houses built by sandstone) of Mandawa, with beautiful frescoes and elaborated architecture , charming market town with narrow lane built in the XVIII century, Visit the fortress of Nawalgarth built in 1737 by Nawal Singh, Overnight at the hotel. Evening sub. to time availability take one hour of Stroll to explore the village. Day 3: Mandawa ( Nawalgarh) — Bikaner, 190km, 5h30 In the morning transfer to Bikaner, en route visit the beautiful havelis of Fathpur famous for its murals painting and then continued to Bikaner, a former stage of the caravan route. Check into your hotel. Later visit the Lal Garh Palace, Juna garh fort built by Raja Rai sigh between 1589 and 1593. Camel breeding farm, If time allows visit Jain temple of Bandsar yellow stone carving with vibrant painting. night in hotel. Day 4 : Bikaner to jaiselmer. 268 km. 6h. Leave early in the morning to visit the famous temple of rats ( the Karni Mata temple) at Deshnookh, after visit road to Jaiselmer located deep inside the thar desert. A Golden city, built by Raja Jaisel Rajput ruler in the year 1156 AD , once an important halt for caravans of the Silk route that crossed the Thar desert to visit the province of Sindh in Pakistan, Late afternoon visit Gadisar to enjoy the sun set, fort and Jain temple, Night in hotel. Day 5: Jaiselmer and Sam sand dune.. (Afternoon 3-4 hours of trek in Dune) Morning visit, Patwon ki Haveli and salim singh Haveli built by the traders of that era, out of those existing Havlis one haveli is converted into a museum and other houses the works of local craftsmen of that era., Afternoon drive to Sam. En route stop a while to get glimpse of stunning Bara Bagh Or garden is the memorial where the nobles and their families were cremated. Trek on amazing sand dune for 3-4 hours including camel ride ( in option ) and later stunning sun set view against the dune is amazing. Night in camp ( camp with cot and attached bath ) Day 6: Khuri — ( Morning Trek village to village and afternoon Trek in Dune) Morning departure to starting point of trek, 3 hours of trek through village to village to have the insight of locals culture and to interact the peoples, On arrival check in Camp, With cot After lunch leave to the sand dune that offers enchanting experience to Travellers. Trek for 2-3 hours on dune to explore the scattered village, its clay huts thatched by straw, decorated camels and colourful market, camel safari ( in option ) is imperative to explore the pulsating soul of colourful Rjasthan villages. As per different faces of the days one can feel the changes of red and golden sand hue in to burnt yellow shade, Ochre and deep blue, you can enjoy evening under starlit sky. Night in camp with cot. Day 7: Khuri – Jodhpur. 280 kms. 6-7h Morning departure to Jodhpur, the city where powerful Rajput clan of Rathore has strong hold. Stand at the edge of Thar Desert . Visit impressive Mehrangar fort, built in the 15th century , and the Jaswant Thada a white marble tomb, then stroll in the Sadar Bazar of blue city. Jodhpur is fondly referred to as the ‘blue city ’ because of indigo coloured houses in the old town ,Traditionally , blue signified home are Brahmanas . One can view nicely these houses from the ramparts of the Meharangarh which looms high above the buzzing city. Night in hotel. Day 8: Jodhpur, Pushkar, 160 kms. Leave to Pushkar , check in hotel and visit the holy town . It is very important pilgrimage centre of Hindu and its saying that devotee should visit at least once in life time, There are large number of Sadhu who mainly congregate around the lake and temples. Sevaral Ghats runs to the lake where pilgrims are constantly taking bath in holy water of lake, During festival time day is visit the world famous spectacular Camel fair. Night in hotel. Day 9: Trekking in Pushakar: Day trek to explore the rural of Pushakar- Rajasthan. Morning around 8 Am, drive to the starting point. You will trek through various remote villages, Interact with the local tribal peoples and have insight of their culture. One can spot the desert wild life in wild area or simply in farm land. Lunch packed will be served somewhere in Oasis under tree shade to protect from the fierce sun, Evening back to Pushakar. If the date fall to Pushakar festival, in that case trekking day will be replaced to visit the festival. Day 10: Pushakar–Jaipur 146 kms. Departure for Jaipur, the capital of Rajputana. Visit the Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds. astronomical observatory or Janter — Mantar built by Raja Jaisingh in 18th century. If time llows next to is city palace the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan. Rest of the time is to stroll through the bustling bazaars of the Pink City, dinner and night in hotel. Day 11: Jaipur. After breakfast excursion to the Amber Fort located at the distance of 10 kms at the out skirt of Jaipur city. One can take the Elephant ride to the ramparts of the fort as did the Maharajas of the time where you will visit the palace and temple dedicated to Goddess Kali , After visit back to city, In the afternoon explore colourful bazzar or one can watch Bolly wood movie in famous Raj Mandir cinema, night in hotel. Day 12: Jaipur – Agra via Fatehpur Sikri, 220 kms. Departure to the cities where power of the great Mughals has been exercised .En route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the city of red sandstone became the impossible dream of Emperor Akbar. Lunch on the way, Following the journey to Agra., afternoon visit Taj Mahal, one of the most famous monuments of the world, built in the seventeenth century by the Emperor Shah Jahan as a token of eternal love ,night in hotel. Day 13: Agra-Delhi and departure. 220 kms. Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi. Early morning visit to red Fort and drive to Delhi, En route stop for Lunch in Simple Indian Restaurant, On arrival in Delhi as per time availability, visit spice market and colorful streets of Chandani chowk in old Delhi by Tricycle rickshaw to mingle with real Indian folk. Take outer view of Red fort and Grand Mosque, En route to airport drive to get the glimpse of India gate and president house. Or Simply take the time to buy the souvenir, evening farewell dinner in the city. Transfer to the airport and fly out toward your destination, No hotel in Delhi.
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